How to keep a christian dating relationship pure
But God had much more in mind with romance than orgasms or even procreation, and so should we. When people in the world are expecting less and less of each other in dating, God isn’t — so among the single we have to work harder in our not-yet married relationships to preserve what marriage ought to picture and provide.Nothing in my life and faith has been more confusing and spiritually hazardous than my pursuit of marriage. Maybe you’ve wanted the relationship or liked the guy or girl, and you’ve never had the chance.Dear Friend, It’s good to hear that both you and your boyfriend seek to build a strong, faithful relationship that gives glory to God.That is the first step in creating a healthy Christian relationship – the desire to please God.You might be asking, “Heather, what are all these ‘stages’?” Well, they refer to my own story of discovering and eventually living chastity. I have also been at a place where I had gone further than what is pure and I wanted to turn the tide.
Sadly, my immature and unhealthy desires predictably did much more harm than good. Maybe dating has been hard for you, too, for these reasons or others. It’s enough to leave you like an 8-year-old, asking, “Mom, where do weddings come from?Maybe it’s because I treated them like my little brothers and sisters, and held them accountable for their actions. ) Maybe they remember that message I gave at youth group when I told them that my wife and I struggled before we got married, but we made it through.Maybe I am just an easier person to talk to than their parents. For whatever reason, they ask me for wisdom, and I give it.Because your goal is to do God’s will, I believe that He will honor your request and guide you to making the right decisions.First of all, it sounds like you two have progressed from stage 1 to stage 2 and are hoping to get to stage 3.